Harvey Court Gardens, West Road.
13:00 onwards on Thursday, 29th November.
First shall come a grand battle, the likes of which has been seen only once before this term. Everyone and anyone is welcome to participate; it's suggested you bring as many weapons as possible.
At 14:30, or thereabouts, the duel proper will commence. The competitors will be Simon Ford of Emmanuel, Päivi Pasi of Newnham, Rosemary Warner of Caius and Matt Laycock, also of Caius. The duel will be with full water weapons, last one alive wins. Spectators are extremely welcome.
When this is over, there will again be the chance for all to participate in battles, with both team and individual events over multiple weapon disciplines, until it becomes too dark.
Then, at 7pm, there will be a formal hall in Caius. Naturally, everyone is welcome, although please email in advance if you want to come so we can ensure there's space for you. There will be plenty of time between the end of the battles and the formal hall for you to get changed if you feel it necessary.
Finally, from 8pm until late, there will be a party in K9, St. Mary's, Caius. Lots of food, drink, weapon testing and the usual fun will be available. If you intend to attend without coming to the formal hall, email me as you might need to be let in to the court.
Whatever you like to the duel, prizes may be on offer for the least
subtle disguise. A change of clothes is recommended.
If you're coming to formal hall, you don't need to be particularly smart: a shirt and trousers would be fine.
The duel itself will allow any form of direct weaponry, including heavy
water weapons, water bombs, throwing knives and dart guns. No indirect
weaponry will be allowed.
You can expect the battles to be much like last time, with a slightly changed scoring system, different types of weapons in different battles and many awards.
Rumours reaching the Umpire suggest a "capture the flag" type game and perhaps a "Battle Royale"... details on the day.
The cost of formal hall will be £1.50.
The chef presents the following suggestions with his compliments:
Served with a granary cob
All main dishes will be served with side dishes of Charlotte Potatoes, Broccoli au gratin and Tomato and Olive Salad
Wine can be purchased at the buttery before hall or you can bring your own, for which there is no surcharge.
Well, the party will be, as I said, in K9, St. Mary's Court, Caius,
which is right in the centre of town. There will be food and drink
(all donations gratefully received), including some of the more
assassins-related items (Phileas Fogg usually puts in an appearance).
There will also be the opportunity to try out weapons of many different
sizes and types, if you haven't just tried them in the battles, and
lots of other fun things to do: just ask our hostess...
Access is by Caius swipe card only, but email me in advance and I'll be able to let you in when you get there.
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